ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Demonstrating the overwhelming support from local Democratic activists in his rematch race for Senate District 29, U.S. Army veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Josh Newman earned unanimous backing from grassroots delegates at the California Democratic Party’s Pre-Endorsement Conference over the weekend, capturing all 66 eligible votes from the 29th Senate District Caucus. Saturday’s unanimous vote ensures that Newman’s name will be placed on the consent calendar at the California Democratic Convention for the party’s official endorsement.
Reflecting on the outpouring of support, Newman commented:
“I’m tremendously grateful to have earned the unanimous support of the Democratic activists and community leaders who make up the backbone of our party locally. These are the same men and women whose community advocacy and leadership are so central to the critical issues of today- issues such as fighting climate change and preserving the environment; addressing homelessness and improving mental health services; fully funding education and relieving the burdens of student debt; and increasing the supply of affordable housing and making California a better place for working people and their families. These are some of the same issues I’m committed to championing as a member of the State Senate, and I’m immensely proud to have their full support and looking forward to partnering with them over the course of my campaign.”
Recently, Newman’s campaign released a new digital video ad titled “Better Senator,” which highlights his independent, common-sense agenda and features the campaign’s branded ice cream truck, where voters can talk about important issues with the former Senator and his team, while enjoying a complimentary “Better Senator” ice cream sandwich. To find out more about upcoming destinations for the “Better Senator,” follow @BetterSenatorCA on Twitter and Instagram or visit BetterSenator.com.